A2LT Whitepaper

Lightweight Construction – Ecological and economic heavyweight

A2LT Whitepaper © Cover: Archer Aviation
A2LT Whitepaper © Cover: Archer Aviation


No (Green) Deal without lightweighting?

Lightweight Technology is THE key enabling technology that provides resource-friendly solutions, while at the same time adding commercial value, across all industries. Driven by mobility-linked challenges, lightweighting is the path to fundamental resource savings – up
to 50 % in materials usage and up to 40 % in power consumption.

The Austrian Advanced Lightweight Technology Platform A2LT aims at strengthening the competitive position of its member businesses and aspires to build a strong Austrian position in lightweighting technology. With the collective strength of all partners A2LT is a thinktank and a collaboration platform empowering successful competition in the global market.

In an increasingly connected world, collaboration across borders is essential. The strong partnership within the European Lightweight Association ELA allows access to customers, technologies and best practices for all members’ businesses and research institutions within leading European regions.

At the same time, A2LT is an information and technology hub to make the public aware of the benefits of lightweight construction for the economy and for climate protection. These technologies along the lightweight construction value chain are not only expected to generate a multi-billion Euro market for businesses, but to also be able to contribute to a brighter future for coming generations.

Our vision therefore is for Austrian companies and research institutions to be global technology leaders in lightweight construction with global visibility as such. This will sustainably strengthen the innovative and economic reach of the lightweight construction sector in our region and within Europe.

Our mission towards sustainable, affordable and smart lightweighting:

  • We seek to strengthen the economic reach of Austrian companies through joint activities.
  • We seek to strengthen the innovative force of the lightweight sector in Austria by developing collaboration at a company and research level.
  • We seek to make A2LT visible as a lighthouse and a thinktank for lighweighting-related topics.
  • We seek to be the single point of contact for policy at a regional and European level.
  • We seek to improve the respective network work through a continuous exchange of ideas and experiences.

A2LT strives to strongly support the European Union’s Green Deal and is intent on making political decision-makers aware of this contribution.

No (Green) Deal without lightweighting!